Did you adopt a new dog? When you are bringing a new dog into the home, especially if they aren’t a puppy, it can take them some time to get adjusted. The tips below can help make the transition easier for your dog.
Your dog is going through a big change coming into your home. They are meeting you and your family for the first time, and this might include other pets. You need to take things slowly and ensure your dog has time to adjust, as well as a space of their own. It’s a good idea to have it be just the family at the house for a while, too. Don’t bring a bunch of friends and outside family members over to play with the dog when they are new. It can be overwhelming.
Dogs do well when they are on a routine—just like people. It’s a good idea to put your dog on a routine, as it can help to make them feel more comfortable. Getting a routine setup is relatively easy. It simply means that you want to do things at the same time each day so their body and brain can adjust.
This includes feeding them at the same time each day, going outside for potty breaks regularly, taking walks around the same time, and going to bed around the same time.
We all know that puppies who are still being potty trained are going to have accidents from time to time. We also know that they will probably try to get outside and explore. However, you have to be aware that older dogs could also have accidents and try to escape.
They are nervous about their new surroundings, and it’s natural for them to have a few accidents as they are getting used to things. Be patient with them. They might also try to get out and get away. It’s not that they don’t like you. They just don’t know you yet. Be careful and minimize the chances of your new dog getting out and running off. Before long, the home will really start to feel like home for them.
How long does it take a dog to get accustomed to its new home? Dogs are all one of a kind, so the answer will vary. However, by utilizing the information above, you can make things easier for your dog.
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